Our goats milk kefir is made with live kefir grains, in the traditional Eastern European style. It is a live kefir drink from real pasteurised goats milk, safe for pregnant women, children and elderly people with compromised immune systems. Goats milk is the most beneficial base for kefir, as it is more easily tolerated than cow’s milk. Live kefir grains, like the ones we use on the farm, produce a stronger kefir than powdered sachets.
What is Live Goats Milk Kefir?
Kefir is a traditional probiotic drink from the Black Caucasus Mountains of Russia. Kefir is a fermented milk drink similar to drinking yoghurt, but a lot more powerful.
What’s the difference between yoghurt and drinking kefir? Yoghurt has “transient” bacteria which are killed off by the digestive system. Kefir has “non-transient” bacteria which survive the digestive process, and create a lasting effect inside the gut.
We learned how to make the proper Russian style goats milk kefir from Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride, founder of the Cambridge Nutrition Clinic, author of the GAPS diet and the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome: Natural Treatment for Autism, ADHD/ADD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Depression and Schizophrenia. The GAPS Nutritional Protocol is a self-help programme for treating disease. (link: )
Dr. Campbell McBride recommends kefir for her patients, and has this to say about our live goats milk kefir drink:
“I have tried the kefir probiotic from the Chuckling Goat, and it is wonderful! The taste and flavour are clean and pleasant and I am sure that any child or adult will like it. Many people cannot tolerate cow’s milk, so this is a perfect alternative. Goat’s milk has a different protein profile, which makes it more compatible with human physiology and easier to digest. That is why in clinical practice children and adults generally tolerate goat’s milk much better than cow’s.”
If you are trying to decide which kefir to buy in the UK, please note that it’s not all created equal! As kefir is a live fermented product, each type has a unique bio-profile. Because our kefir drink is made with live grains and goats milk, it is very different to that which has been made with cow’s milk and powdered sachets.
We do not sell our kefir grains; they are proprietary and registered to the farm, and they do not leave our premises.
What beneficial bacteria is found in our goats milk kefir?
We work in association with Prof Jamie Newbold, Head of the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences at Aberystwyth University. (link ) Prof. Newbold has done extensive testing on our goats milk kefir and established that it contains many beneficial strains of bacteria and yeast. Please continue to our what is kefir page to get more information about the beneficial bacteria in our goats milk kefir along with a detailed description of how its made and where it originated from.